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John Gast, American Progress, 1872. Chromolithograph published by George A, Crofutt. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. digital ID ppmsca.09855

Type: Lecture, Online Video     Series: Experience Oregon

Oregon, Indigenous Nations, Manifest Destiny, and the Doctrine of Discovery

The “Doctrine of Discovery” is the international law principle that European nations used to claim most of the non-European world. This talk will explain the elements that make up this law and argue that the Doctrine of Discovery morphed into “American Manifest Destiny” and was used, and is still being used today, to justify the acquisition of lands and assets of Indian Nations and peoples.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Workers on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. OHS Research Library, OrHi50082

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     

1882 Project Celebration: Beyond the Transcontinental Railroad


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Hikers on Katani Rock. OHS Research Library, Kiser Photo Co. photographs, Org. Lot 140; b3.f19; OrHi 67583, bb000194

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Hiking Oregon’s History


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Edgar Allan Poe, photo of daguerreotype by W.S. Hartshorn, 1848. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-10610

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

The “Mysterious” Death of Edgar Allan Poe


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Kathy as a young girl living on the reservation, just before Termination. Courtesy of Kathleen Hill.

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

You’re So Vain: Indian-White Relations in the 21st Century


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Mexican men wearing straw hats rest on a truck during a barbecue at Oaks Park, 9/24/1944. Del Burckhart, photographer. OHS Research Library 023041

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Grounded in This Place: A Deep History of Latino Activism in Oregon


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Alameda Park Community Church, 1923. Looking north, Regents Drive to the right and NE 31st Avenue to the left. Courtesy of the Frank L. Moore Collection at the Amistad Research Center and Lousiana State University Digital Library.

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Northeast Portland: Past, Present and Future


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Joanne B. Freeman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Joanne B. Freeman

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Erika Lee

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Erika Lee

MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at communications@ohs.org or 503.222.1741.


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers